If you are a small company, you probably won’t face this problem, as everyone knows their strengths and weaknesses. We need a PHP developer? That’s a job for Kowalski – everyone knows this. Web development project? Nowak will deal with it. The problem arises when there are more available resources. I mean so many available developers, that a single mind is unable to track their strengths and weaknesses. In companies like ours with ~200 employees it would be more difficult to answer the staffing question straight away. Or would it? 😊
In Codelab we don’t have this problem thanks to a tool we developed internally. We call it brightMatrix and it serves us a purpose of competence tracking and CV handling. How does it work?
Use Case nr 1
Let’s say our customer calls us and says he needs a C++ developer with a knowledge of Matlab and CAN protocol for an automotive project. Of course, he needs them as soon as possible 😊 Within 3 clicks of a mouse (1 per each competence) I can get a list of all employees who have the desired competencies. With additional two clicks I can get their CVs.
Use Case nr 2
I need to generate CVs of developers for acceptance to our customer.
I can generate CVs for a given profile or selected CVs from my team.
Again, not more than 3 clicks of a mouse and I have them in my download folder.
Use case nr 3
I want to know which competencies my employees have. I can see the tree of competencies for each of my employees. Each competence is rated in a 1–5 scale.
Use case nr 4
I want to know the statistics of my team. Which competencies have grown, which competencies were lost? What is the main strength of my team? What competencies on average do my employees have? It is there within one click.
Use case nr 5, 6, 7, 8….
If I gave all of the use cases no one would read till the end 😊 The bottom line is – without this tool we would have hard time finding the right people for a given project. With brightMatrix, it’s easy peasy and we are able to answer our staffing requests very efficiently.
And how do you deal with staffing requests in your company?